There is an old relation between IPL and the controversies. In the same sequence, another controversy was seen around M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai. After the protest against IPL match played in Chennai, the remaining matches of the Chepauk will be shifted to Pune. Sources say the Saurashtra Cricket Association also offered to host CSK’s remaining home matches.
Already it was feared that the Indian Premier League may have to face heavy opposition in Chennai, it is proven to be true and there was a heavy opposition to the first match tomorrow. On Tuesday, TVK’s supporters and the New Tamil Forum of Tamil Directors decided to oppose the IPL.
Because of this protest, CSK team arrived late on the field. In such a situation, the security of the players could be in danger. That’s by the reaming IPL home matches of CSK can be shifted from Chennai. ANI writes on it’s Twitter handle about this.
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2018
During the match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, two people were arrested in connection with throwing a shoe at Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis. This incident occurred during the eighth over of the Kolkata Knight Riders inning. Jadeja, who was fielding at Long on, from the audience someone thrown shoe towards him.
At the same place, Du Plessis and Lungi were also strolling around the boundary. The police identified both the shoe-smugglers as members of the protesting group in Tamil Nadu.
Keeping an eye on this protest, about 4000 policemen were appointed to protect the MA Chidambaram Stadium, which was organized for the first time since May 2015. In addition, commandos and Rapid Action Force Jawans were also present there.
After the threat from protesters, the security of the cricketers was also increased. Even strict security arrangements have also been made for teams to go to the stadium from their respective hotels. Although despite all the efforts, the team of Chennai Super Kings reached the stadium a little late.
The Actual Issue of this Protest:
There has been a panic among both the states Tamil Nadu and Karnataka regarding water sharing of the Kaveri river. Several Tamil organizations are performing for the water sharing of the Kaveri River for nearly a week. They had threatened to perform outside the Chennai-based MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. Due to this, there was a protest before the match and during the match.
TVK activists tried to encircle the stadium but the police removed them immediately. The workers opposing the IPL match had banners in their hands, which said that we do not want IPL, we want Kaveri Management Board. Apart from this, they were also sloganeering against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.